Now that we have your attention… Thursday, May 4th, 3 – 5 pm Schmanska Park | 63 Grove Street All Old East Enders (i.e. everyone living in the neighborhood) should take a well-deserved break and join us for free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream (while supplies last). Enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the park withContinue reading “Free Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream”
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Old East End Winterlude Postponed to February 10-11
Winter is roaring in with dangerous wind chills this weekend, so we are postponing our Winterlude festival one week. We hope you’ll update calendars and join us as temperatures move back into the 20s and 30s.
Our free festival has something for everyone, so let’s smash the winter doldrums and celebrate together! Come meet your neighbors and enjoy outdoor activities, a cozy fire, tasty refreshments, local music, and fun crafts. And, if you bring your own drinking vessel, we’ll give you a free Old East End souvenir (while supplies last)!
2022 Kids Weekend
Our friends at Burlington Parks Recreation and Waterfront are bringing Kids Weekend to the Old East End! Gather the whole family together and head down to Schmanska Park this Sunday, May 15 from 11:00am – 2:00pm. Amazing FREE activities! Local music by Sambatucada!, Burlington’s own samba street band Tennis with Kids on the Ball, a nationallyContinue reading “2022 Kids Weekend”
Burlington’s Old East End Neighborhood Coalition is sponsoring the 2nd Annual Winterlude Festival to help you chase away those winter blues! Break the isolation of winter and visit Schmanska Park in a COVID-safe way. Enjoy outdoor activities throughout February including snowshoeing, sledding, cross-country skiing, nature walks, and a kid’s Story Walk®. We encourage everyone toContinue reading “Winterlude 2022”
Vellum Lanterns are Back!
Everybody loved last year’s lanterns so much that we are bringing back this beloved community craft project for Winterlude 2022! Help us light up Schmanska Park! Free supplies at the barn If you want to make a lantern or two, pick up free supplies right now at the Schmanska Park barn on Grove Street. LookContinue reading “Vellum Lanterns are Back!”
As Covid restrictions are lifting and summer weather is setting in, we hope you’re all getting back to doing the things you love. If you’re looking for a fun community project, how about helping us build and decorate 5 more bench-tables for Schmanska Park! We’re planning a relaxed and flexible summer schedule with all activitiesContinue reading “Schmanska Benches”
Saturday in the Park
May 15, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm The Old East End is joining forces with Burlington Parks Recreation and Waterfront to host the 2021 Kid’s Week kickoff event at Schmanska Park. Check out this amazing list of activities and make a plan to join us for some fun family time in the park. New activitiesContinue reading “Saturday in the Park”
Old East End History
The Old East End Neighborhood Coalition is dedicated to preserving and sharing the rich history of people, structures, and events that have shaped this community. We look forward to dishing the dirt, but here’s a little teaser put together by students in Patricia Stokowski’s Parks Recreation and Tourism Program; UVM Rubenstein School of Environment andContinue reading “Old East End History”
UPDATE: Due to recent wind and rain, we’ve moved all the lanterns to the small trees around the Schmanska Park barn. Please feel free to take your lantern to enjoy at home. Any left in the park on March 9 will be removed and stored in the barn. If you want to be reunited withContinue reading “Lantern Crafts”
We wanted to bring some after-dark pop to the park, so we draped our favorite barn in warm cozy lights. Gone is the Schmanska black hole, replaced by an inviting glow to be enjoyed from sundown to midnight every night. Just in time for a romantic stroll or a poop patrol with the pooch, getContinue reading “Barn Illumination”